The New Union Flag Project – 2015 to present

BRUT TV report on The New Union Flag project at solo exhibition at Rich Mix, London 2018
The New Union Flag Interactive Installation at Tate Modern 2018

The New Union Flag (NUF) project by the artist Gil Mualem-Doron aims to reimagine the Union Jack, acknowledge and celebrate the communities that contributed to the UK’s cultural legacy.  Re-created with fabric designs from all over the world the New Union Flag transforms the traditional Union Jack from an archetype of uniformity – to a dynamic and celebrated on-going performance of diversity.

Piloted in 2015 the project has already engaged thousands of people through gallery exhibitions (Turner Contemporary, Tate Modern, South Bank Centre, People’s History Museum – Manchester, Liverpool Museum), numerous cultural events, schools, festivals, rallies and workshops.

The New Union Flag New Union Flag project offers a very flexible and engaging format – from interactive installations, participatory events, workshops and agit-props. It can be as small as the flag you are holding but will still have impact if you just take a selfie and post it on social media (#NewUnionFlag). It has also been exhibited as big as a room installation which visitors participated in a photo shoot (a take on a souvenir shop or a sea-side funfair). Another access point to the project is the DIY Diversity Flag workshops for adults and children.

A draft for the book in-making about the project can be viewed here:

The Project facebook page:

A proposal for an online interactive installation & online teaching resource (In development):

Photos form The New Union Flag events and exhibitions (2015-2018)

  1. Arch 402 Gallery, Hoxton – London (2015) Part of Cult House’s Fusion: International Contemporary Art Show Curator: Miguel Mallol. Some of the photos used in the anti-Ukip campaign (see main menu).

  • Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016)  –  (Winning of a commission by Platforma South East)

  • Tate Exchange – Who Are We? 2017

  • Tate Late – Uniqlo – 2017

  • Pump House Gallery, London – 2017

  • South Bank Centre – Refugee Week Event – 2017

  • Blackpool Beach – 2017

  • People History Museum, Manchester – 2017

  • Liverpool Museum – 2017

  • Oldham Gallery – 2017

  • Refugee Week 2017 Conference

  • Totnes – Market Sq. Intervention 2017

  • Text collages created with extracts from interviews with the New Union Flag events participants:

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